Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Collage Shows + Arcega on TV

Jack Fischer Gallery, which specializes in “outsider” artists, will hold a reception on Saturday, April 15th, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. It could be the perfect place to repair after you've just wrapped up your taxes and feel like an outsider yourself. The featured artist is John Hundt, a trained artist who for some years remained outside the commercial art world until making a connection with this gallery's owner. Hundt's speciality is collage, usually photo-collage, in a Dada or Surrealist vein. Hannah Höch seems to be an influence. Two examples from an earlier show are reproduced above (images from the gallery website). Work in this vein has such a long history that you might expect it would be exhausted by now. Hundt proves the contrary. The gallery is located on the 4th floor at 49 Geary St., San Francisco.

Another set of collages is on view at Femina Potens, a grass-roots art and performance space with a slant toward women and transfolk. The artist is Francesca Berrini. Sources for these pop-surrealist works include pages from grade school books and illustrations of dinosaurs and space travel. If you are in the area, stop by for a look. The address is 465 South Van Ness, between 15th and 16th Sts., in San Francisco. The entrance is not easily seen from the street—it's down a walkway at the side of the building—but there is a sandwich board to mark the location.

Lastly, there's a local TV show of interest. Artist Michael Arcega will be profiled in one segment of a new edition of SPARK on KQED (Ch. 9). The first showing is Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

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